I’m a proud member of Master Books Bible Defender review team. As such, they keep me neck-deep in many of the latest and greatest books coming out from New Leaf Publishing Group. The next title I have up from review from them is ‘Evolution Impossible’ by Dr. John F. Ashton (Master Books, 2012).
In this new book, Dr. Ashton explores 12 reasons why evolution cannot explain the origin of life on earth. Here is a summary of what the book explores:
- Mutations do not produce new purposeful genetic information.
- Evolution of a new species as a result of new genetic code arising has never been observed.
- There is no known proven mechanism that can explain how new purposeful genetic information could arise, and statistically it is impossible.
- There is no known proven mechanism that can explain all the steps for a living cell to form from nonliving molecules (abiogenesis), and statistically it is impossible.
- Abiogenesis has never been observed and all experiments to initiate it have failed.
- The fossil record is a record of extinction of fully formed animals and plants – not a record of the evolution of life forms.
- There are no fossils of proven mutant evolutionary intermediate organisms, yet there should be millions and millions of fossils of such mutations. That is, we have no evidence of actual evolution in the fossil record.
- Some of the oldest fossil-bearing rocks contain fully developed advanced animals such as trilobites, with no evidence of evolutionary ancestors.
- Erosion rates for the continents are too fast for the continents and their fossil content to be old enough for supposed evolution to occur.
- There are not enough ocean sediments or volcanic deposits for the continents to be old enough to allow for supposed evolution.
- Radiometric dating results give old ages for recent rock, so we cannot accurately “know” the age of rocks. Also, the finding of carbon-14 in coal and diamonds means that these deposits must be less than 100,000 years old, indicating insufficient time for supposed evolution.
- The rate of mutation of DNA currently observed suggests that DNA must be less than 100,000 years old, which is not enough time for supposed evolution.
About the Author:
Dr. John Ashton is Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Victoria University, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Sciences at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. He served as editor of some of the most compelling books compiled on faith, origins issues, and science essays released in the past several years which include In Six Days and On the Seventh Day. Dr. Ashton lives with his wife, Colleen, and their four children in Sydney, Australia.
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